Defamation

Carter-Ruck has a global reputation.
We are one of the best-known and most highly-regarded law firms in the field of defamation and the protection of reputation.

Through our expertise in defamation (encompassing libel and slander) we have an enviable track record of securing vindication for our clients, whether by way of prominent apologies on globally-read news and other websites, in national and international newspapers, on television and radio or in the form of statements in open Court.

We have secured many of the highest-ever damages awards in the English courts for libel and slander.

Carter-Ruck is consistently ranked in the very stop tier of law firms for defamation by all the leading legal directories, and we have more individuals ranked as “leaders in the field” than any other firm.

As well as claimants, the firm acts for a number of publishers and other defendants in publication cases.

Recent high-profile cases

  • Representing (in separate matters) several Heads of State and a Prime Minister in securing apologies across various international media.
  • Acting in various defamation claims for the leaders/chairpersons of various national political parties in the UK and other jurisdictions
  • Securing (unprecedented) front page national newspaper apologies, and damages totalling in excess of £1 million to two individuals over false allegations of criminality
  • Representing a global trading company in a claim against the BBC, securing a broadcast apology as the first item on its flagship news programme.

We are highly experienced at helping to safeguard your reputation

  • Before publication
  • After publication
  • Online

Our clients

  • Heads of State and national governments
  • UK and multinational corporations
  • MPs, MEPs, members the House of Lords as well as political parties
  • Ultra-High Net Worth individuals and business persons
  • Celebrities and sportspeople
  • Academics and academic institutions, including independent and state-funded schools
  • Trade unions
  • Charities and other NGOs.

24/7 Partner led Crisis Response

We have a 24-hour, 365 days of the year crisis management response team – one of our specialist partners is always available to respond to urgent crises at any time.

For more information on Defamation and how Carter-Ruck can help you please get in touch with us.